The Red Arrows will return to South Wales again this weekend for their only Welsh display of 2024.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team was visible in South Wales skies last month, as they flew over areas close to Newport and just under Cardiff on their way to RAF Valley on the Isle of Anglesey.

Now the Red Arrows are set to return to the skies above south Wales from as early as Friday (July 5) ahead of the team's display at the Wales Airshow in Swansea on Saturday (July 6).

This will be the team's only performance in Wales for 2024.

The Red Arrows usually also make an appearance at the Rhyl Airshow which takes place in August.

But the 2024 instalment of the Rhyl Airshow was cancelled after it was revealed the Red Arrows were unable to attend due to other commitments as part of their 60th season anniversary international tour.

So you don't miss it, here's the exact times and where you'll be able to see them in South Wales this weekend.

Exact times to see Red Arrows in South Wales this weekend

You will be able to see the Red Arrows in South Wales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 5, 6 and 7).

Here are the exact times, according to Military Airshows in the UK, to see the Red Arrows in South Wales:

Friday (July 5)

Southend to Cardiff Airport

The Red Arrows will travel from Southend to Cardiff Airport on Friday afternoon.

The aerobatic team will arrive at Cardiff Airport at 4.35pm where they will be based overnight.

Saturday (July 6)

Wales Airshow

The Red Arrows will be at Cardiff Airport until 12.46pm on Saturday at which time they will head off to perform a display in Teignmouth.

They will then return to Cardiff Airport at 1.44pm where they will remain until 5.44pm when they will begin their journey to perform at the Wales Airshow in Swansea.

Here is their flight path:

  • 5.44pm - Cardiff Airport
  • 5.46pm - Fairwater
  • 5.49pm - Caerllion
  • 5.55pm - south of Mynydd Wsyg
  • 5.57pm - south west of Milo
  • 5.59pm - north east of Pontlliw
  • 6pm - Wales Airshow display
  • 6.38pm - Cardiff Airport

It seems the Red Arrows will be performing a little later than expected at the Wales Airshow with the events website having the display down as taking place at 5.15pm.

The Red Arrows will spend a second night at Cardiff Airport on Saturday.

Sunday (July 7)

Cardiff Airport to RAF Brize Norton transit

The Red Arrows will take off from Cardiff Airport at 11.14am on Sunday morning and will do a loop around south Wales before heading to RAF Brize Norton in preparation for the team's British F1 Grand Prix display and flyover at Silverstone.

  • 11.14am - Cardiff Airport
  • 11.16am - Fairwater
  • 11.17am - west of Gilfach Goch
  • 11.18am - Aberkenfig
  • 11.19am - Porthcawl
  • 11.37am - RAF Brize Norton

What else to see at the Wales Airshow

The Wales Airshow takes place in Swansea Bay across Saturday and Sunday and is completely free.

Along with the Red Arrows display those attending the airshow will be able to see the RAF Typhoon on both days and a Royal Navy Black Cats Wildcat.

Aerobatics specialists Team Raven, the Norwegian Vampire and the Army’s world-famous Red Devils Parachute Team are also due to appear.


You can also expect to see:

  • Fairey Swordfish bi-plane
  • Westland Wasp helicopter
  • Rolls Royce Spitfire
  • Yak50
  • Starlings Aerobatic Team
  • Gazelle Squadron helicopter display team
  • Sea King helicopter
  • Firebirds Aerobatic Team
  • Plus more

There will also be ground displays for all the family including a replica Hurricane and Typhoon, military displays, food and drink, live entertainment, funfair and vintage military vehicles among other things.

For more information and full timings visit the Wales Airshow website.